Department News

Kurt Schaberg, M.D.Assistant Professor Kurt Schaberg officially assumed the directorship of the residency program on 12/1/2021. Dr. Schaberg replaces former Director Hooman Rashidi who will become the Director of the Cleveland Clinic's new Center for Artificial Intelligence in January 2022.

Ralph Green, M.D., Ph.D. Ananya Datta Mitra, M.B.B.S., M.D.The newest edition of the textbook Williams' Hematology: The Red Cell and Its Diseases published in November 2021 features two chapters authored by our faculty. Dr. Ralph Green authored Chapter 8: Folate, Cobalamin, and Megaloblastic Anemia". Drs. Ananya Datta Mitra and Ralph Green co-authored Chapter 12 "Nutritional Causes of other Anemias."

Alexander Borowsky, M.D.On 10/22/2921, KXTV aired a news segment highlighting the WISDOM study for breast cancer screening and featured Professor Alexander “Sandy” Borowsky, the UCD Health site PI.

Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan, Ph.D.Vice Chair of Research Yvonne Wan’s article “Probiotics Improve Gastrointestinal Function and Life Quality in Pregnancy” was published in a special issue of Nutrients: Gut Microbiota in Human Health and Diseases.

Richard Levenson, M.D., Ph.D.Vice Chair of Strategic Technologies Richard Levenson is one of the Guest Editors for the American Journal of Pathology’s October theme issue on artificial intelligence and machine learning, and includes a co-authored editorial by Dr. Levenson.

Ralph Green, M.D., Ph.D.Distinguished Professor Ralph Green has been recognized as a World Expert in Deficiency Diseases during years 2011-2021 by Expertscape.

Kurt Schaberg, M.D.Assistant Professor Kurt Schaberg was named to the Top Six in the ASCP's 40 Under 40 program.

Brittany N. Dugger, Ph.D.Assistant Professor Brittany Dugger has been appointed as a member of the College of American Pathologists' Neuropathology Committee.

Lydia Howell, M.D.Chair Lydia Howell shared the future of medical diagnostics as a panelist at the Western Association of Collegiate Schools of Business’ annual conference on at the Kimpton Hotel in Sacramento on 10/11/2021.

Kuang-Yu Jen, M.D., Ph.D.Associate Professor Kuang-yu Jen has been elected Treasurer of the Renal Pathology Society.

John Paul Graff, D.O. Kurt Schaberg, M.D. Nam Tran, Ph.D.The Pathologists' Power List 2021 includes three department faculty: The “In the Wings” category includes Assistant Professors John Paul Graff and Kurt Schaberg; Professor Nam Tran appears in the "Front(line) and Center" category.

Residency alumnus Guillermo Martinez-Torres has been appointed the Chief Medical Officer for Pathology Services for HCA Healthcare, overseeing services for 185 hospitals and 2,000+ sites of care in 20 states and the United Kingdom.

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